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Welcome to my online portfolio. If you'd like my resume in Microsoft Word format please follow the following link to - my resume. You can also find me on LinkedIn.

My mission in life and business is to find good people and help them become known. On this page you will find just a sampling of the creative work I've done in the past few years as a copywriter, journalist, client consultant, and PR representative.

I am available for immediate employment. Well, maybe not "immediate." You do have to contact me (512)-787-O3O8 or seanclaes@seanclaes.com). And then there's the drive to where you are for an interview. Unless, of course, I've impressed you so much on paper and via this page that you'd like to hire me sight unseen. I've always been a "looks aren't as important as the talent" guy. If looks are important to you... well.. I'm also a cover model.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy these samples of some of the work I've done in the past.

Writing - 52 Weeks of DIY Music Advice
2011-2012
Me
In 2009 I decided to give myself a mission to review 52 Austin CDs in 52 Weeks. When I completed that project, I decided to write 52 Weeks of DIY Music Advice. Click the image to visit the 52 columns.
e-marketing:
Equipment Locator Service
2010
WID
I served as the Marketing Manager for Equipment Locator Service in early 2010. One of my tasks was to write promotional e-marketing messages.

Click on the logo to access an e-mail I wrote to promote custom websites to John Deere dealers.
Writing - Ray Wylie Hubbard Feature
Ray Wylie Hubbard photo by Jay West
In December 2009 I was blessed to sit down with Ray Wylie Hubbard to discuss his career thus far and the release of his 2010 album A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint There Is No C). This resulted in a January 2010 cover story for INsite Magazine. Click the photo to read the feature.
Project Management - Success Stories
2002-2005
Success Stories 2004
While employed as a Communications Specialist for the National Center for the Dissemination of Diability Research I served as the project manager on a series from 2002-2005 Called Success Stories.

The object of this effort was to let people know about a number of the projects the grantees of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research had done to make a difference in the world of people with disabilities. I contacted all of the grantees, culled stories, edited and put together, and worked with designers to make this project a reality.

Click the image to see the 2004 book.
Project Management - Plum Creek Press
2004-2007
Plum Creek Logo
Between 2004 - 2007 I was the Publicity Chair of the Plum Creek neighborhood in Kyle, Texas.

One of my jobs was that of Managing Editor of the monthly newsletter, Plum Creek Press. In adition to assigning stories and working with people in the neighborhood to share events, I also did the layout of the newsletter.

Click on the logo to see an issue from 2006.
Project Management - INsite Magazine
2005-2009
INsite Cover 4/10
As Managing editor since 2005 and owner since 2008 I have written many features and CD reviews for INsite as well as planned content for every issue in that timeframe.

By clicking on the current cover, you will be routed to INsite's Web presence. You can download the last 4 issues which include features on bands Whitman (10/09), Festivals (09/09), Austin's Companies Double Stereo and Score More (08/09) and She Craves (07/09) as well as CD reviews and Letter From The Editor each month.
Radio (write/voice) - Weiner Dog Races
2008
Me in a Nacho Weiner shirt
For the 2008 Buda Lions Club Weiner Dog Races, I wrote this commercial and voiced it as well.

The theme of the year was "Nacho Weiner," a play off of the Jack Black movie Nacho Libre. Yes, that's me in the photo.
Print - Kyle United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
2007
KUMC
In 2007 The Kyle United Methodist Church held a pumpkin patch in Kyle, Texas. As the communications chair of my church, I conceptualized, created, took photos, and placed this ad. It ran in the Val-Pak direct mail pack. Half of the ad was to promote the pumpkin patch, the other half was the beginning of my hoped series "See All The People."

It was a hit and the patch went very well.
Blog - Kyle, Texas Daily Photo
2006-2009
Water Tower of Kyle
In 2006 I created Kyle, Texas Daily Photo where I attempt to post a photo a day from Kyle, Texas. Initially it was to see if I could find 365 different unique things in my town, but it's blossomed into something pretty interesting.

It also helps keep me honing my photography craft on something other than live music and product shots.
Writing - Web Site Accessibility 101
2004
WID
While a Communications Specialist for the National Center for the Dissemination of Diability Research I penned some articles, presented at conferences, and designed products.

Click on the logo to access one of the articles I wrote on Website Accessibility. It was published by the World Institute on Disability in 2004.
Writing - Great Big Signs Feature
2007
Lynn Wilkerson
A freelance piece I wrote on Lynn Wilkerson, Kyle resident and owner of Great Big Signs which was published on 9/6/07 by the Austin American-Statesman.
My Entertainment Writing Archives
Archives
Click here to get to my entertainment writing archives. I've got many past articles, interviews (Jet, Terri Hendrix, Hank Williams III, Guy Forsyth, Jason Mraz...etc), CD reviews and humor columns stored here. Feel free to browse.

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E-mail me at seanclaes@seanclaes.com